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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Homer live?
(a) Egypt.
(b) France.
(c) Greece.
(d) Rome.

2. In "My Dungeon Shook," the author cites E. Franklin Frazier as describing a time when the blacks left the land and entered into what?
(a) "The cities of destruction."
(b) "The cities of despair."
(c) "The urban centers of prosperity."
(d) "The cities of decadence."

3. What caused the author's father's defeat in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "He was unaware of his destiny and fell behind."
(b) "He didn't care for his family or his friends."
(c) "He really believed what what people said about him."
(d) "He couldn't stop his temper from exploding."

4. How does the author describe the stock from which the letter recipient came in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Sturdy, peasant stock."
(b) "Elegant stock."
(c) "Intelligent, handy stock."
(d) "Crafty and deceitful stock."

5. After whom was the letter recipient named in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) After the author.
(b) After his father.
(c) After his grandfather.
(d) After his godfather.

6. What does the word "unassailable" mean in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Unable to be attacked or defeated.
(b) Unable to be devoured.
(c) Capable of logic and enterprise.
(d) Unable to be dissuaded.

7. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means eager to fight or defiant?
(a) Cautionary.
(b) Conclusive.
(c) Virulent.
(d) Truculent.

8. The author states in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook," "We cannot be free until" what?
(a) "They are dead."
(b) "They are free."
(c) "We are one."
(d) "We are educated."

9. How does the author describe his father's life in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Ambitious.
(b) Terrible.
(c) Bombastic.
(d) Impressive.

10. What does the author say can be heard in the letter recipient's father's "laughter and in his speech and in his songs" in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Civility.
(b) Tears.
(c) Joy.
(d) Patience.

11. The author describes the recipient's face as being the same face of whom in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Your mother and father."
(b) "Your mother and grandmother."
(c) "Your great-grandfather."
(d) "Your father and my brother."

12. The author writes to the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," "You come from a long line of" what?
(a) "Carpenters."
(b) "Slaves."
(c) "Poets."
(d) "Teachers."

13. What does the author describe his ancestors building in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Factories.
(b) Railroads.
(c) Skyscrapers.
(d) Cars.

14. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "The details and symbols of your life have been deliberately constructed to make you believe" what?
(a) "That you are attainable."
(b) "That you are destined for greatness."
(c) "What white people say about you."
(d) "That your life is fluid."

15. Whom does the author describe watching learn to walk in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His grandson.
(b) His nephew.
(c) His son.
(d) His brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author tells the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," "Take no one's word for anything, including mine--but trust" what?

2. When was Charles Dickens born?

3. About how many years ago does the author describe the letter recipient being born in "My Dungeon Shook"?

4. The author indicates in "My Dungeon Shook" that "people find it very difficult to act on" what?

5. What must one become "concerning destruction and death," according to the author in "My Dungeon Shook"?

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